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quackery

 [kwak´er-e]
the practice or methods of a quack.

char·la·tan·ism

(shar'lă-tan-izm),
A fraudulent claim to medical knowledge; treating the sick without knowledge of medicine or authority to practice medicine.
Synonym(s): quackery

quackery

/quack·ery/ (kwak´er-e) the practice or methods of a quack.
False representation of a substance, device or therapeutic system as being beneficial in treating a medical condition, diagnosing a disease, or maintaining a state of health—e.g., 'snake oil' remedies; deliberate misrepresentation of the ability of a substance or device to prevent or treat disease

quackery

Bogus therapy Health fraud False representation of a substance, device or therapeutic system as being beneficial in treating a medical condition–eg, 'snake oil' remedies, diagnosing a disease, or maintaining a state of health; eliberate misrepresentation of the ability of a substance or device to prevent or treat disease. See AIDS fraud, AIDS quackery, Health fraud, Pseudovitamin, 'Snake oil' remedy, Unproven methods of cancer management. Cf Alternative medicine, Fraud.

char·la·tan·ism

(shahr'lă-tăn-izm)
A fraudulent claim to medical knowledge; treating the sick without knowledge of medicine or authority to practice medicine.

quackery

the practice or methods of a quack.
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Insurers are still looking to technology in the effort to combat medical fraud, and the results for the most part have been mixed.
For example, the Illinois Medical Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) found that incentive payments to physicians were common in HMOs, with practitioners receiving a portion of the funds that had not been used for hospital stays or for surgery (National Association of MFCU, 1993).
The NICB and CAIF are also part of the national public-private Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership (HFPP) launched in 2012 by the Obama administration and the Department of Health & Human Services, which shares information with the government and private insurers about medical fraud.
Hans Ruesch, Naked Empress-the Great Medical Fraud, CIVIS, Massagno / Lugano, Switzerland 1992, pp.
While it cannot be denied that some children have problems learning in school, that some can be excessively active, boisterous, argumentative and even disruptive, psychiatry's fixation on labelling such difficulties as a mental illness is not only unscientific, but medical fraud
Increasingly, assistance in fighting medical fraud can be found in the offices of state health departments.
Tony Soprano gets a big taste from bookmaking or racketeering but only a little taste from medical fraud.
Extortion, insurance and medical fraud, auto theft, counterfeiting, credit card forgery, fuel tax fraud, money laundering, and murder are among the crimes local and federal officials say are rising as these syndicates become entrenched.
Despite growing concerns about hackers shifting their attention to medical fraud, only 36 percent are worried about the theft of medical records.
Most companies that participate in NICB's medical fraud taskforces throughout the country cite information exchange as one of the primary benefits.

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